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The Resource The intelligibility of nature : how science makes sense of the world, Peter Dear

The intelligibility of nature : how science makes sense of the world, Peter Dear

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The intelligibility of nature : how science makes sense of the world
Title
The intelligibility of nature
Title remainder
how science makes sense of the world
Statement of responsibility
Peter Dear
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Language
eng
Summary
Throughout the history of the Western world, science has possessed an extraordinary amount of authority and prestige. And while its pedestal has been jostled by numerous evolutions and revolutions, science has always managed to maintain its stronghold as the knowing enterprise that explains how the natural world works: we treat such legendary scientists as Galileo, Newton, Darwin, and Einstein with admiration and reverence because they offer profound and sustaining insight into the meaning of the universe.--
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1958-
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Dear, Peter
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Science.culture
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  • Science
  • Science
  • Reasoning
  • Philosophy of nature
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The intelligibility of nature : how science makes sense of the world, Peter Dear
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [197]-233) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : science as natural philosophy, science as instrumentality -- The mechanical universe from Galileo to Newton -- A place for everything : the classification of the world -- The chemical revolution thwarted by atoms -- Design and disorder : the origin of species -- Dynamical explanation : the aether and Victorian machines -- How to understand nature? : Einstein, Bohr, and the quantum universe -- Conclusion : making sense in science
Control code
FIEb17543344
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 242 pages
Isbn
9780226139487
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)61479571
Label
The intelligibility of nature : how science makes sense of the world, Peter Dear
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [197]-233) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : science as natural philosophy, science as instrumentality -- The mechanical universe from Galileo to Newton -- A place for everything : the classification of the world -- The chemical revolution thwarted by atoms -- Design and disorder : the origin of species -- Dynamical explanation : the aether and Victorian machines -- How to understand nature? : Einstein, Bohr, and the quantum universe -- Conclusion : making sense in science
Control code
FIEb17543344
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 242 pages
Isbn
9780226139487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)61479571

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